Etmopterus unicolor

(Engelhardt, 1912)

Brown lanternshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
Engelhardt, R. (1912)
Über einige neue Selachier-Formen. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 39, 643–648

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Etmopterus cf. unicolor, Spinax unicolor

Etmopterus unicolor
Holotype: ZSM: (old collection) lost in WW II;

Description :

Citation: Etmopterus unicolor (Engelhardt, 1912): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Etmopterus unicolor (Engelhardt, 1912) © Dr. Nicolas Straube, Curator of Ichthyology & Associate Professor, Department of Natural History, University Museum of Bergen
Common names
spa Tollo lucero marrón, fra \(T\) Sagre brun, eng Brown lantern shark, eng Brown lanternshark

Western Pacific: Japan [518] and New Zealand [3713]. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
64.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3713]); 75 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)